I'm thinking he put money down on some land. He probably had an agreement
to make a payment once or twice a year for a certain period of time. You
may find a record of a mortgage at the recorder of deed's office. If you
didn't get the rest of the estate papers, the papers that list every debt he
owed and to whom and lists everything owed to him. you should get those as
they would clear this up as well.
Hoping someone might be able to interpret this term found in a Will dated
1798, theories about which I can only speculate (hoping to
than poles = fenceposts, but nonetheless):
"Now I ... make this my Last Will and Testament of my last Hour & Death...
First the just debts and all I do owe must be paid first, except
Bonds for Land my dear wife and my daughter do have exactly two
thirds of my
Thanks for any expertise you may be able to share.
Diane Crane Benelli
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